French Mirage 2000D Missing

French Mirage 2000D Missing

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 4:05 pm

Not good at all, pretty horrible weather conditions around that area in the past few days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46808778

Hoping for a positive outcome.
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Re: French Mirage 2000D Missing

Postby Abbo46 on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 6:55 pm

Some wreckage has been found, doesn't bode well. :sad:
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Re: French Mirage 2000D Missing

Postby Col. Chibani on Wed 09 Jan 2019, 8:33 pm

No emergency radio beacon signal detected, according to official report.
Successful ejection is unlikely ... :sad:
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Re: French Mirage 2000D Missing

Postby Abbo46 on Thu 10 Jan 2019, 7:57 pm

Believe the rest of the wreckage has been discovered, DNA analysis is underway.
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Re: French Mirage 2000D Missing

Postby AlphaVictor on Thu 10 Jan 2019, 8:11 pm

Abbo46 wrote:Believe the rest of the wreckage has been discovered, DNA analysis is underway.


That's a very sad outcome. RIP the crew
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Re: French Mirage 2000D Missing

Postby Tmyers123 on Thu 10 Jan 2019, 8:30 pm

Press release from the Armée De L’air. :sad:

Press release from the Chief of the Air Staff

 The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Force General Philippe Lavigne, and all airmen have the sadness to announce the death of the crew of the Mirage 2000D, sought since yesterday in the Jura.

He expresses his deepest emotion and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Captain Baptiste CHIRIÉ and Lieutenant Audrey MICHELON, who died in commanded air service.

A licensed fighter pilot, Captain Baptiste CHIRIÉ held the operational combat pilot qualification. He had 24 war missions and 940 flying hours.

Patented Navigator Officer Systems Weapons, Lieutenant Audrey MICHELON held the qualification of Deputy Chief Navigator. It totaled 97 war missions and 1250 hours of flight.

Like the minister, the Air Force Chief of Staff will be traveling to Nancy-Ochey Air Base 133 tomorrow to be with the families, the air base airmen and to show them all the solidarity of the Air Force.

He expressed his thanks to all the personnel involved since yesterday in the search operations of the aircraft and its crew.
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